Interesting to see these guys go head to head on pricing my books as paperbacks. I’ve done the comparisons for you below and revealed the winner in terms of best price.
Link to the books here: http://amzn.to/1uhnmhp
First book – Best Served Cold, from $US 15.20 plus $3.99 shipping
Second book – Trust No one from, $US 15.21 plus $3.99 shipping
Third book – Deceit, from $ US15.24 plus $3.99 shipping
Link to the books here: http://bit.ly/1IW5Tnh
First book – Best Served Cold, from $NZ 35.14, (US$27.31) = $US 8.02 more expensive
Second book – Trust No one from, $NZ 35.14, (US$ 27.45) = $US $8.25 more expensive
Third book – Deceit, from $ NZ 31.70, (US$24.64) = US$5.51 more expensive
Of course Book Depository offers “free shipping” but I’d suggest they include the shipping cost shown above in their prices leaving them an addition small mark up over Amazon of (in this case $1.52 and $4,26). Therefore Amazon wins.
But the margin is bigger when you consider that Amazon offers free shipping, when you spend $35 or more. They are cunning because on these books, you’d have to buy all three to benefit from that saving of $11.97 US. The total for all three would be $US 45.65 whereas all three from Book Depository would cost $NZ 101.98.
If we take Book Depository hack to $US dollars as above, their total, with supposedly free shipping comes to $US79.40 an even bigger win to Amazon.